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Minutes of Long Range Financial Planning, 05/21/2014

AGENDA: Long Range Financial Planning

RECEIVED 05/28/2014 9:09am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present: S.Gniadek (Chairman), L. Karvelis, P. Sullivan, one member of the public

Chairman Gniadek called the meeting to order at 5:02 pm.

Motion: to approve minutes from October 17, 2013. Karvelis, Sullivan. Approved. 1 Abstention
The following changes for 2014-15 to the Town requests from the last meeting were as follows:
4 Year Road Reconstruction Plan and Communications Tower added
Hook Lift fork truck deleted and replaced by Lift Gate truck in FY 2015-16
Mobile Computer Upgrade for PD reduced from $ 85k to $ 44k
Shelters for Topstone and RCC fields moved out to FY 2015-16
Pickup Truck for Transfer Station moved to FY 2015-16
Shed at Transfer Station removed as it does not meet minimum $ 25k threshold
Discussed Revaluation funding options with motion pending discussion with auditors

Motion: Pending approval by the auditors, recommend spreading the cost out over 5 years through use of CNRE or special fund. Karvelis. Sullivan. Unanimous

First selectman Pemberton noted that the STEAP grant for Steichens Dam was not approved but is still in the queue

Suggested that Town Meeting approve entire Road Plan, with BOF to determine if one or two years funding are appropriate based on decision to BAN or Bond. To be discussed with Bond Counsel and Financial Advisor for their opinion

BOE will request a special BOF meeting for projects which can only be completed during the summer.
These projects include paving and curbing at both schools, and front entrance sidewalk and electrical wiring upgrade for RES

Suggestion to present capital during the next budget cycle at the March meeting for inclusion on the May referendum

The sprinkler system upgrade for Town Hall is in the hands of the Fire Marshall awaiting his recommendations.

The meeting adjourned at 5:47 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Gniadek, Chairman